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The Lutheran Hour which began in 1930 is the world`s longest-running, Christian outreach radio program. It proclaims the message of Jesus Christ to more than 800,000 people across North America and now also in the United Kingdom exclusively at Lutheran Radio UK.


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A harrowing voyage, complete with storms, shipwrecks, and snakebites. The latest action movie? No, it’s the conclusion of the Book of Acts!

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-07-21

Words of grace build us up

God’s gracious words change our lives for the better, remind us of our inheritance, and make us part of a much larger family.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-07-14

My pastor

Like sheep that need a shepherd, followers of Christ need pastors who will come looking for them when they stray.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-07-07

An eager conversationalist!

The Holy Spirit empowers us to open our mouths and tell others about Jesus, so that all might have what none of us deserve.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-06-30

You`re really into this, aren`t you?

People can be passionate about sports, gardening, video games, or family. All of those things can be good, but none of them can save you.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-06-23

Water power

Water takes the shape of its container without changing what it is. God’s mission is like that, too.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-06-16

Selfless sending

The Christians of ancient Antioch were known for their spirit of reaching out in selfless sacrifice.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-06-09

Lit up

How reflecting Christ’s light illuminates those around us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-06-02

Penultimate sacrifice

Memorial Day in the US honours those who made “the ultimate sacrifice” in service to country, but there was one Sacrifice infinitely greater.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-05-26

Waiting, but not alone

Waiting can be difficult, especially when it seems like you’ve been left to fend for yourself. Jesus’ disciples might have felt that way after He ascended, but Jesus promised not to leave them as orphans.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-05-19


We should plan for the future, but planning is not the same as controlling.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-05-12

Rejoicing on the way

Gospel means Good News and this kind of news is necessarily social. Because of the Holy Spirit, the Gospel rustles with an internal dynamism that demands to be externalized, demands to be lived extrovertedly.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-05-05

We can’t stop talking

Transformation, opposition, conversation: what to expect when we are brought to faith in Jesus and why Christians can’t stop talking about Him.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-04-28

More than he bargained for

A stockbroker looked to Jesus for help in making connections. Jesus gave him more than he expected—and a lot that he did not expect.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-04-21

Breathe in, breathe out

Without breath, we have no life. Learn how the Holy Spirit breathes life into the Church and the Church breathes that life out to the world.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-04-14

Raise the flag

Material and meaning: learn how the followers of Christ are raising God’s flag in the world.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-04-07


At the cross, Jesus let our evil do its worst to Him. In love, He wrote Himself into the story for us. He became a character with us, to suffer our catastrophe. But death has lost its sting because Jesus Christ is risen.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-03-31

Repurposed junk and joy

There are artists who can take old junk and make it into something new and beautiful. Dr. Michael Zeigler tells how Jesus repurposes the junk and joy in our lives.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-03-24

The strangest promise

Will a strange request cancel a promise?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-03-17

All bets are off

All bets are off, as Jesus’ opponents try to ensnare Him in a deadly game of “gotcha.”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-03-10

Included in such company

Who is the most remarkable person you are blessed to call your friend? What would it be like to be counted as a friend of God?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-03-03

When winning is losing

In Christ, losing is winning and winning is losing. It is a paradox, for sure.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-02-25

Redeeming DIY

God thinks you are worth dying for; Jesus says the world is worth saving, and in the meantime, there are things you can do to help take care of the place. And if you are not sure how, there is probably a YouTube video for it.” Do-it-yourself projects are great, but there are some things we cannot and should not do ourselves.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-02-18

What is evangelism?

Luther says it is simple—the Gospel is a story about Jesus. He wrote, ‘Before you take Christ as your example, accept Him and recognize Him as a gift, as a present that God has given you and that is your own.’

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-02-11

Nature abhors a vacuum

There is, in principle, no empty space. Something is going to fill you. It could be bitterness, resentment, detachment, despair, or something else. Nature hates a vacuum, but God died for the love of sinners—and lives to fill all creation.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-02-04

Forgiveness is a gift from far away

Forgiveness is a gift Christ won for us on a cross, thousands of miles away and two thousand years ago.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-01-28

The battleground of forgiveness

Learn how a bomb crater became a victory garden and how God’s forgiveness covers our sins but does not cover them up.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-01-21

How could she ever forgive him?

Do we forgive the small wrongs done to us but withhold grace from those who’ve really hurt us?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-01-14

As we forgive

Popular New Year’s resolutions include eating healthier and exercising more. How about being more forgiving?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2024-01-07

The exit from regret

Regrets exit when the One Who is the Door becomes your door.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-12-31

Community and conversation

Christmas celebrates that point in time when God really did show up, in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-12-24

Life after landing

An emergency landing and words that save.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-12-17

A-T Walker

A wilderness can be scary but if someone is with you who knows the way out, you’re not really lost.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-12-10

Before they call

What would it be like to be in distress and not call for help?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-12-03

Loving mercy

Will those who do good things be saved? Or will those who are saved…do good things?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-11-26

Until that day

The Apostle Paul wanted persecuted Christians to know their suffering wouldn’t last forever, that one day Christ would return on the Day of the Lord. His words of encouragement are also for us as we live through uncertain times with certain hope.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-11-19

Again and again and again

Hearing many stories only once is not as good as hearing the same story many times.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-11-12

Times of mourning, times of blessing

We will all go through times of mourning. But for some, that grief is different because they have hope.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-11-05

What are people good for?

Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler reflects on Psalm 46 and the God Who is for us, our refuge and strength.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-10-29

Matching pace

Jesus is the Saviour Who walks beside us, at our pace, and teaches us to walk with others.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-10-22

Help the world rejoice

A choir of nuns, a lounge singer, and Psalm 80.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-10-15

Whatever and wherever, thank You, Lord

Learn why the 23rd Psalm gives us reasons to be thankful.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-10-08

The way through the maze

When life is like being lost in a bewildering maze, Jesus is our way out and our way through. Reflection on Psalm 25.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-10-01

High ground

When the waters rise and enemies attack, the high ground is the place of safety and security.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-09-24

Pure Michigan and the problem of praise

When does praise become a problem? Reflections on Psalm 103.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-09-17

Not just a formality

To receive forgiveness is a great gift and blessing. It’s not an afterthought.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-09-10


How the Bible’s Book of Psalms can provide a spiritual entryway into the presence of God.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-09-03

Raising the praise

Living in the echo of Easter, bringing the hope of Christ’s resurrection into the lives of those we meet.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-08-27

The latest polls

Some polls are made to measure popular opinion; others are meant to manipulate it.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-08-20

How well does Jesus know me?

The God who knows everything about you is also the God of grace who forgives on account of Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-08-13

Who is Jesus?

Who is Jesus? Many answers and opinions are given, but only one leads to life, forgiveness, and salvation.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-08-06

If it seems slow, wait for it

Some ideas spread slowly. That doesn’t make them bad ideas.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-07-30

Pulling for others

When you have someone on your side, pulling for you, even though you don’t deserve it, that’s grace.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-07-23

Two mindsets

The Law of God is like a test and all who take it fail. The Gospel is the Good News that Jesus passed the test, in our place.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-07-16

Lean into the villain`s story

When we lean into a villain’s story, we might learn there’s more to them than villainy. We might also discover something about ourselves.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-07-09

Give me life

Finding life by losing it--for the sake of Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-07-02

Tears, fire, and a song

Tears for a fallen world, the fire of determination to live for Christ in such a world, and the song of praise for all Christ has done to redeem the world.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-06-25

Just around the corner

Discover a place where God’s love is being poured out

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-06-18

Strength out of weakness

Our stories need not conceal our flaws and failings. Instead, they can reveal the grace of God at work in us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-06-11

It`s all good - even when it`s not

Pastor John Nunes reflects on how God’s redeeming love for us enables us to love others.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-06-04

A timely invitation

The stream of water surging up from a natural spring is nothing compared to the rivers of living water Jesus gives to thirsty souls.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-05-28


Why the sons and daughters of a heavenly King live as sojourners and exiles.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-05-07

Bridge builders

The cross-shaped bridge that connects us to each other and to God.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-04-30

The man who will be King

Anticipation, preparation, and action are the traits that make great leaders—and great followers of Christ, the King of kings.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-04-23

Remembering Pastor Ken Klaus

“Because Christ has risen, you have a God who cares.” We remember the life and ministry of Pastor Ken Klaus.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-04-16

He is risen, indeed!

Jesus rising from the dead: a miracle. Believing Jesus rose from the dead: also a miracle.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-04-09

Hell: No one has to go there

Although it will be the “forever home” of those who wanted nothing to do with God, hell doesn’t have to be anyone’s inevitable destination. Sceptics and scoffers don’t take the threat of hell seriously, but Jesus did—and we should, too. We...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-04-02

Is God missing in action?

If God seems to be “missing in action,” what are we missing?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-03-26

Bad karma vs. Good Creator

We don’t always know why bad things happen. But with Jesus, we always look forward to how God will work good through it.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-03-19

Thirsting for life

Jesus gives living water to those who are spiritually dehydrated.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-03-12

An arresting encounter

A devoutly religious person has an arresting encounter with Jesus and learns what it means to be “born again."

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-03-05

It begins with who I am

The desert is a place of challenge and of testing. The desert places of our lives are like that, too.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-02-26

Table manners

Frequent family dinners are important but none more so than the gracious meal to which God invites His family, the Church.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-02-19

Shine like stars

Celebrity personas are known by more people than they could ever know in return. But Jesus already knows everybody. He knows you and can be known to you.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-02-12

Your time to shine

Light is necessary for life; God’s light, even more so.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-02-05

Hopelessly hopeful

In a World War II internment camp, author Langdon Gilkey experienced both hope and hopelessness. A story of faith lost and then redirected.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-01-29

Whatever you do

A look at our various callings in life and how they serve God and our neighbour.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-01-22

Gifts to share

A body of water becomes stagnant when there’s no outflow. The same could be said of us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-01-15


Gratitude is more than good manners. It’s a way of seeing the world and how we relate to others.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-01-08

Out of Egypt

The life of Jesus parallels that of the people of Israel in the Old Testament, with an important difference: where they failed, He didn’t.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-01-01

A shoot from the stump

A tender sprout springs forth from the stump of a tree chopped down long ago— another way to see Christmas.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-12-25

Gestures of hope

Our works aren’t for saving the world. But they aren’t for nothing, either.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-12-18

Beauty we can`t see

Sometimes our need for God’s presence can be seen only when we’re shown what it looks like when He’s absent. Revealing God’s hidden beauty in the Bible’s book of Isaiah.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-12-11

Paradise restored

When people think of God—if they think of Him—they might say, “God is love.” But what about God’s wrath?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-12-04

Freshly fallen snow

The experience of beauty points to a promise beyond this broken world we see around us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-11-27

Where it all comes together

All around us, we see division and discord. But there is a place where it all comes together.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-11-20

Still holding on

The day of God’s judgment will come like a wrecking ball to make way for God’s new creation.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-11-13

Barefoot saints

Moses heard God speak to him from a burning bush. Where do we hear Him?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-11-06

Give your brother a call

We respond to God’s forgiving love for us by reflecting that love to the people God put around us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-10-30

He gets me

A close friend sees it like it is and tells it like it is. Just like God does.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-10-23

Look at me

God hears our cry for justice, not as an indifferent judge, but as our merciful Heavenly Father.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-10-16

Thankfulness, eh?

It’s only right to be thankful for what we have and what we are. The question is, to whom are we thankful?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-10-09

You’ve got it in you

Faith in Christ is something that’s in you, but you didn’t put it there.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-10-02

Take this personally

To someone going the wrong way down a one-way street, a word of warning is not a personal attack. It’s a call to turn around before it’s too late.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-09-25

Fresh start

What does the canning of a corrupt and incompetent accountant teach us about the undeserved mercy of God? Hear Jesus’ parable of the shrewd manager.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-09-18

Lost and found

The items in the “Lost and Found” box don’t know that they’re lost. Those who live apart from Christ are like that, too.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-09-11

Count the cost

There are many things said by Jesus that make Him a hard sell, but He didn’t come to be bought or sold by anyone. He came to buy back, to redeem, to take over. His mission wasn’t a merger of equals. It was a bailout of a failing business, a gracious...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-09-04

The vision we need

God grants us the vision to see what lies ahead, with hope, through faith in Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-08-28

Facing the worst

Live without fear through faith in Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-08-21

Everything is so expensive

Everything is so expensive! But do we really need everything? It’s tough not being able to afford the things we need, but it’s also bad if we’re never content with what we have and we think more things will make us happy.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-08-14

These are not our kind of people

Prejudice says, “These are not our kind of people.” Charity says, “These are all people for whom Christ died.”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-08-07


So much of life is ephemeral—here today, then gone—like it was never even there. The Book of Ecclesiastes had a word for it: hebel, meaning vanity… vapor… a fleeting breath. Dr. Michael Zeigler contrasts life’s ephemeral nature with Christ’s...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-07-31

The broth of life

A nice hot bowl of soup is great comfort food. However, the unsatisfying stew of uncertainty we find in the Bible’s Book of Ecclesiastes is meant to make us uncomfortable and hungry for something more, something only Christ can deliver. That’s where...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-07-24

18 hours in the ocean

Does life seem more like a bowl of cherries—or a shipwreck?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-07-17

Power to enjoy

Good things are gifts from God and so is the power to enjoy them.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-07-10

Play the sunset

In business, value is determined through negotiation. However, God doesn’t work that way. Learn why God is a giver, not a negotiator.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-07-03

What’s on your playlist?

Hear how the Bible’s Book of Ecclesiastes provides perspective on life’s alternating seasons of joy and sadness, gain and loss, war and peace.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-06-19

God comes with a community

God wasn’t and isn’t a hermit. From eternity, God is the God of community and conversation.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-06-12

A place in the choir

Which is more important—the many or the one? To stand out or to blend in? Finding a place in the choir, this week on the Lutheran Hour.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-06-05

Imagine that

Put God’s Word together with faith and imagination and we have what is called hope.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-05-29

What the Bible is for

Five principles for listening to God’s Word that help us to understand what the Bible is about and what the Bible’s purpose is, this week on The Lutheran Hour.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-05-22

What the Bible is like

The Bible is like an encyclopaedia, a love letter, a self-help book, and a Good News article – but these comparisons all fall short.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-05-08

Three C’s of Christian witness

Competence, Conversation and Caring.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-05-01

Doubt, misplaced

If we ever doubt God’s love for us in Christ, we should doubt that doubt.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-04-24

Can I get a witness?

The rise of Christianity is both mathematical and miraculous.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-04-17

Drawn through the Cross

The cross has been depicted in religious art for centuries. You can draw a picture of the cross but what’s more important is how the cross draws you.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-04-10

This is the Feast

A costly and extravagant feast prepared by a master chef symbolizes the meal Christ serves to His people.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-04-03

What shall we do?

Why Christ’s resurrection means victory and not vengeance.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-03-27

Everything I have is yours

The prodigal son had a brother—and he was just as far from his forgiving father as was the prodigal. Dr. Michael Zeigler asks, which one describes you?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-03-20

No room for demons

The Bible doesn’t tell us why God allows evil to exist, but it does tell us what God has done and will do about it.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-03-13

One thing needful

Did you ever play with a toy called the Magic 8-Ball? You ask a question, give the Magic 8-Ball a shake, and it gives you the answer. Dr. Michael Zeigler asks, is that how we sometimes treat the Bible?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-03-06


Greatness is losing ourselves in the life of Jesus.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-02-27

Like riding a bike

It’s like learning to ride a bike—how God’s Word of Law and Gospel both reins us in and lifts us up when we fall.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-02-20

The unexpected

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God.” Poverty is not a problem in God’s economy.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-02-13

How Christians can admire the Jewish Sabbath

Dr. Michael Zeigler says the Jewish practice of observing the Sabbath is like being in a long-distance relationship and explains why even Christians can admire that.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-02-06

It`s not the healthy

Dr. Michael Zeigler tells the story of a faithful pastor who lived by the simple belief that it’s not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-01-30


Words have power to catch the listener; God’s Word, even more so.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-01-23

Hazed and confused

Pride has been called the original sin, the one from which all the others flow. Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about the sin of spiritual pride and the devil’s pendant.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-01-16

Facing rejection

How does one deal with rejection? Push through it? Rise above it? Or start over? Facing rejection, finding acceptance, this week on The Lutheran Hour.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-01-09

Gospel power for personal patience

Those who wait for the Lord will renew their strength. But no one likes to wait! Hear God’s promises for impatient people.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-01-02

Rite of passage

Jesus, the Saviour Who goes with us through every stage of life.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-12-26

Charlie Brown Christmas tree

Authentic or artificial? That Christmas question goes beyond decorations, tinsel and aluminium evergreens.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-12-19

When you`re expecting

The season of Advent is about living in the middle of a story that is still unfolding, between what is already and what is yet to come.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-12-12

Because we belong

The world says, in order to belong, we must be useful. However, that’s not how God sees us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-12-05

A response to the problem of evil

Why does God let evil happen? Will that question take us down the path of doubt or lead us to trust in God more deeply?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-11-28

Between now and eternity there is much to do

In Christ, God forgives our past and secures our future.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-11-21

Jesus keeps filling

In one way or another, we are all broken, cracked vessels. Life leaks out, but Jesus keeps filling.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-11-14

The father of Solomon, by Uriah`s wife

The story of King David and Bathsheba is a scandalous tale of adultery, treachery, and even murder. But it also shows God’s undeserved mercy for David—and for us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-11-07

Not how, but who

Just about everyone has heard the story of David and Goliath. But if all they’ve heard is a lesson about overcoming obstacles, they’re missing the point. Dr. Michael Zeigler says it’s not so much about how to slay the metaphorical giants we face,...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-10-31

He will take it

God’s wrath and judgment within the bigger story of God’s love.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-10-24

Dead man, walking

The story of the prophet Samuel speaks of God’s love and grace, even though it sometimes makes us wonder about God’s way of doing things.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-10-17

Giving God our garbage

Everything belongs to God and there isn’t anything anyone could possibly give him that He doesn’t already have; and yet He desires our sins, shame and guilt that He might put them all on Jesus.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-10-10

Approval cannot equal love

How should Christians relate to neighbours who don’t share their beliefs? Dr. Michael Zeigler says the answer is neither isolation nor approval.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-10-03

Seek the welfare of the neighbourhood

We can start to make the world a better place by seeking the welfare of the neighbourhood into which God has placed us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-09-26

Scrapped gifts

The work God gives us to do in this world has an unfinished quality about it. Hear how God saves our scraps and re-gifts them with Easter possibility.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-09-19

Who is my neighbour?

Learn how we can build a more hopeful neighbourhood by getting to know the people God has placed around us—our neighbours.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-09-12

Living, mighty, active faith

An elephant is a living, mighty, active thing. So is the faith of Jesus.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-09-05

Use what you’ve been given

We can resist temptation by using the “power tools” God provides: His Word and the shield of faith.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-08-29

Ephesians 5

When people write their own wedding vows nowadays, do they include words like “obey” or “submit?” Probably not. Should they? Dr. Dale Meyer helps modern ears to hear and understand an often-misunderstood biblical teaching about submission and...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-08-22

A sunny place for shady people

A sunny place for shady people: that’s one way of describing the Christian Church.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-08-15

Seeing the Saviour sore

What makes God angry? Sometimes, it’s when religion and religious people get in the way of those He wants to reach.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-08-08

Blowing in the wind

What do you know for sure? Pastor Ken Klaus points out the difference between popularly-held half-truths and the unchanging answers found in God’s Word.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-08-01

The Peace Child

Dr. Michael Zeigler shares a story about warring tribes and the peace which comes only through the giving of a son.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-07-25

The problem and promise of deathbed conversions

Is a last-minute conversion cause for joy or an insult to lifelong believers? Dr. Michael Zeigler explores both the problem and the promise of deathbed conversions.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-07-18

Inheritance as intended

An inheritance that’s more than places, property, and possessions—the inheritance God intended for His people.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-07-11

Clearly Christian: Scientific

Science looks for answers in the book of nature, but there are some answers beyond the reach of science.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-07-04

Clearly Christian: Judgemental

Some say Christians are too judgmental. But is the world at large any less critical?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-06-27

Clearly Christian: Spiritual

God is above all, but that doesn’t mean material “stuff” is somehow beneath Him. Christian spirituality involves a lot of material things, including bread and wine, water, and the everyday vocations of real live people.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-06-20

Clearly Christian: Good

Christianity is not about telling people how to be good. It’s about telling people how our good God declares us good on account of what Jesus has done for us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-06-13

Out of the depths

When words fail us and we cry out from the depths, God gives us His word of promise that never fails.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-06-06

Before Kings

A proverb says the person who excels in their work will be noticed by kings. Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about the King who knows and took note of us before we did anything.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-05-30

Wisdom knows when

Does someone need to hear a word of rebuke or redemption? A message about harsh words, gentle answers, and the wisdom of God.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-05-23

Gain a heart of wisdom

A proverb is a little gem of distilled wisdom, such as “a penny saved is a penny earned” or “the early bird gets the worm.” Proverbs teach us how to live wisely, but God’s wisdom is life and it comes to us in the person of Jesus Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-05-16


Why would a preacher get upset when people listen to the message and take it seriously?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-05-09

Laughed at

Speaking out against the prevailing culture might get you laughed at, but it could also produce repentance and bring about real change.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-05-02

Replace of Repair?

What do you do with broken stuff? Hear how God redeems and repurposes broken people.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-04-25

One greater than Mrs. McCallister

The story of Jonah and why it’s not so much about a fish or a whale as it is about God on a mission to get through to you.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-04-18

What it means to be a family

The family is where we learn to share, love, and care for each other. It’s also where we learn to forgive and be forgiven. The same goes for God’s family, the Church.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-04-11

Fear…like onions, you know?

What do Easter and Christ’s resurrection have to do with fear? And what does fear have to do with onions? Dr. Michael Zeigler explores both sides of fear and how fear relates to Christ’s resurrection. That and why he used to be afraid of onions....

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-04-04

Got you covered

When you’re in a pinch and you’re out of options and someone says to you, ‘I’ve got you covered,’ it’s good news.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-03-28

But He is strong

We might not see weakness as a virtue. And yet, weakness is where God’s strength is made perfect.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-03-21

Widow’s mite

A poor widow gives all her money to a corrupt institution that oppresses widows, and yet, Jesus commends her. What are we to make of that? Are we supposed to imitate her?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-03-14

A place to belong

A house becomes a home when we find in it a place to belong.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-03-07

Stories around the table

Jesus miraculously fed 5.000 with only five loaves and two fish. At another time, He fed 4.000. Sounds like the same story, but an important detail reveals Jesus’ compassion for all people, regardless of their differences.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-02-28

Shines and Saves

Jesus is not who people expect Him to be. He’s much more. Pastor Cody Cooper says Jesus surpasses all expectations as we see Him revealed on the Mount of Transfiguration.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-02-21

Do you see anything?

The power that is hidden in weakness, suffering, and humility—that’s not how the world defines power, but that is how God sees it, and it’s what we see in Christ, for us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-02-14

Where a kid can be a kid

An impossible situation need not be a hopeless one. Dr. Michael Zeigler says the key is knowing who’s with you.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-02-07

Under the impression

Wherever Jesus went, He overturned and upended people’s first impressions. He still does that today

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-01-31

Why Jesus told parables

Effective communicators tell stories to make a point. Dr. Michael Zeigler shows how the parables of Jesus point us to Jesus.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-01-24

Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise

Jesus said His mother, brothers, and sisters are those who hear and receive His Word. Could that be you?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-01-17

The backstory behind a Bible ‘contradiction’

Is the Bible full of contradictions? Dr. Michael Zeigler says there’s usually a backstory and if you’re open to hearing it you might encounter what the Bible is all about.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-01-10

Too much

Ever been around someone who couldn’t stand still for even a moment? Always bouncing around, taking people by surprise? That’s what it’s like; hearing the Gospel according to St. Mark, the biography of the Saviour Who is always on the move, for you.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-01-03

Welcome to the family

In a year that has made us feel like orphans, isolate and alone, separated from each other, Dr. Tony Cook brings a message of hope and encouragement to remind Christians that they are still part of God’s adopted family through faith in Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-12-27

Experience God

Dr. Michael Zeigler says we will never fully grasp the idea of God but that doesn’t keep us from experiencing God’s love for us in Jesus Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-12-20

The Prophet’s Paradox

A message of encouragement to face the facts while never losing faith in how the story ends.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-12-13

Seek my face

If you wanted to see the face of God, where would you look? Dr. Michael Zeigler says, seek God’s face where you hear God’s Word.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-12-06

Magnum Opus

If God were a band director, what part would you play in His great symphony? Dr. Michael Zeigler invites you to hear more about God’s “Magnum Opus.”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-11-29

Politics in perspective

People living through times of political turmoil need perspective. Dr. Michael Zeigler finds it in the good news of a kingdom that will never pass away.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-11-22


Big problems call for faith in an even bigger God. Pastor Gerard Bolling tells how the God Who is bigger than our problems works through us to bring bigger blessings to the people around us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-11-15

Tied into the same lifeline

Rock climbers know that gravity is unforgiving. Thankfully, God is not like gravity. Humble pie is on the menu at an ill-fated feast.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-11-08

Some people never change

Some people never change. Most people do, and with God, all people can. Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about God’s power to transform lives.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-11-01

No boasting, just belonging

The kingdom of God is not a game. The law teaches us how to love others as God first loved us. Our performance matters, but in God’s kingdom belonging comes before performance.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-10-25

What I am looking for

In every age, Christian martyrs bear witness to a kingdom that will never pass away, where “all the colours bleed into one.” Dr. Michael Zeigler asks, “What are you looking for?”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-10-18

Unscaled heights of empathy

Jesus embodied God’s compassion for a weeping world to bring about an all-encompassing kingdom.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-10-11

Victory in defeat

Don’t listen to hecklers. Appeal to the manager. Stay in the game. Dr. Michael Zeigler begins a series of messages based on the book of Daniel.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-10-04

Room at the table

Open doors and loud tables are places where God does His quiet work of changing lives, one dinner invitation at a time.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-09-27

I stand at the door

What would happen if Jesus came over to your house for dinner and a little chat? He invites you to have a conversation with Him that speaks both confrontation and comfort.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-09-20

Fireplace spirituality

The pandemic has disrupted the way we work, the way we learn, and the way we worship. Old routines are on hold for now. Dr. Michael Zeigler says maybe this moment is an opportunity to learn again how God comes to us in His Word to light a fire within our...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-09-13

Jesus in the house

Jesus cares for households. Jesus knows that households often rise and fall together, and He doesn’t want anyone to fall. He wants to work through you, not just as an individual, but as a vibrant member of a spiritually vibrant home.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-09-06

Fear and Faith

So far, 2020 has been a year marked by fear—fear of disease, fear of violence, fear of uncertainty, fear of what the future may hold. And in the midst of it all, Jesus says, “Fear not, I am with you.” Are you living in fear—or living by faith?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-08-30

A wrong comparison

How do you compare to your next-door neighbour, your brother-in-law, or the person you were five years ago? Comparing ourselves against God’s requirements can prompt us to turn in repentant faith to Jesus, the Saviour beyond compare.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-08-23

Seeing is believing

To His doubting disciple, Jesus said, “You believe because you have seen Me. Blessed are those who haven’t seen--and yet believe.” The blessing of believing what has not yet been seen.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-08-16

Over the darkness, God hovers

If God has the whole world in His hands, why does it sometimes seem like He drops it?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-08-09

Christ’s Resurrection makes everything new

There is power in doing good works for the sake of others, but that kind of civic righteousness can’t compare with the perfect righteousness of God which covers us through faith in Jesus Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-08-02

The Jesus protocol

What kind of doctor prescribes a treatment that will kill Him while saving the patient? Learn about the cure that kills and then makes alive in this message entitled “The Jesus Protocol”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-07-26

Reflexive mercy

How do you react to the brokenness you see all around you? Learn how God gives His people the reflex to reflect His mercy in the world.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-07-19

Perfection welcomes failure

The best relationships are based, not on perfection, but on forgiveness. Dr. Michael Zeigler says perfection welcomes failure—and Jesus welcomes us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-07-12


Are you living in the reality of life as it is right now, life as it will be, or somewhere in between? That’s the question Dr. Michael Zeigler asks in this message titled “Unhelmed”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-07-05

Practice makes perfect

When we want something to be perfect, we practice it over and over until it becomes part of us. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus encourages His followers to practice being perfect, because God already sees them that way, through faith in Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-06-28

Powered by touch

Jesus said His followers would be light for the world. Dr. Michael Zeigler reflects on the nature of that light and the power behind it.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-06-21

What you’re getting into

Many of us know what it’s like to try out for a team, for a role in a play, or first chair in the band. We might have been chosen first. We might have been chosen last. We might not have been chosen at all. We might have been cut. So, how does God...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-06-14

An undeserved salute

To be blessed is more than just having good luck. When God blesses, He delivers. Hear how God blesses the poor in spirit and makes them the salt of the earth.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-06-07

Jesus doesn’t babble

Christ’s Word of peace to those who have grown weary of words.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-05-31

Life after rescue

God saves people and then invites them to join Him in His mission to save others. And He gives instructions to help along the way. That’s the story the Bible tells and it illustrates the shape and order of the Christian life.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-05-24

Words matter

“Jesus will stop at nothing to get your attention, to get you, to grab hold of you. Even though He is the King of Kings and Heir of all creation, He came to serve you. Though He holds the keys of death and hell in His hand, He gave Himself to save...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-05-17

Stand a little taller

Dignity, humility, and life in the presence of God: “Imagine your father or your father-in-law comes to your work and you spend the whole day showing him all the important things that you do. And the first thing he says to you is, ‘This is no good....

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-05-10

Rescue. Test. Rest.

“God doesn’t have to figure out something about you that He doesn’t already know. He doesn’t have to figure out if He loves you or if He’s committed to you or if you’re worth it. God’s not testing you to figure something out about you He...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-05-03

The great pursuit

“Being pursued is a terrifying place to be. And, unfortunately, we all live there. But the good news is that we’re not the only ones being pursued. You and I have a Lord Who pursues the pursuer. We have a Saviour Who will not let the enemy of His...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-04-26

You haven’t lost me

Christians are not immune from relapses into sin and doubt. A Christian is at the same time both saint and sinner. Dr. Michael Zeigler tells how God loves us through our relapses.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-04-19

Whatever gets your attention gets you

“To believe is more than just acknowledging that Jesus is risen from the dead; it includes that, but there’s more. It’s about where you lay your fears, where you rest your concerns. It has to do with what gets your attention—with what gets you.”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-04-12

There’s still time

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, when Christians around the world remember the events leading up to the trial, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Dr. Michael Zeigler sets this within the context of the Exodus, the story of how...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-04-05

Labours of Love

The plagues described in the Book of Exodus show us what the wrath of God looks like. However, they also show the lengths to which God will go to save His people. These signs of God’s power are “labours of love” that seek to turn hardened hearts...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-03-29

They bloom later

A weed is a stubborn thing, pushing its way up through a crack in the sidewalk. The human heart is a stubborn thing, insisting on going its own way. Dr. Michael Zeigler says God is stubborn, too. He talks about the stubborn love of God that reaches out...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-03-22

Gracious confiscation

Confiscation is a bad word. No one likes having their “stuff” confiscated. But what if it’s God Who does the confiscating? Dr. Michael Zeigler says God may take away some blessings He once gave in order to give back even more. Hear about God’s...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-03-15

Upon further review

Dr. Michael Zeigler says forgiveness changes the way we experience real life, as God’s forgiving love cancels the continuous playback of our regrets.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-03-08

Singled out but not alone

Something needs to be done or said, and you find yourself called upon to do it. You might feel alone—but you’re not alone.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-03-01


Jesus knows our failures, fears, pain and loss. He knows—and He knows how to lift us up and bring us through

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-02-23

Happy families are all alike

Even in unhappy families, God is working to bring about good things. Dr. Dean Nadasdy says, “Where God is at work, treasured families can be restored.”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-02-16

Break through the no-go zone

Sometimes, the difference between then and now, between what used to be and what is, comes in a single moment, a defining act. We call that a breakthrough. From living only for oneself to selfless giving of oneself, Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about the...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-02-09

Gold without glitter

Without the fire of the refiner’s forge, there can be no glittering gold. And so it is with us. You are more precious to God than gold. But, like gold, you and I need refining. Dr. Michael Zeigler tells how God refines through the crucible of...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-02-02

Call It a comeback

To rise, to fall, and rise again—everyone loves a good comeback story—but why? Maybe it’s because we are in one. Dr. Michael Zeigler says that’s the claim the Bible makes.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-01-26


We might forget names and faces, dates and places, but God remembers those who are His through faith in Christ. To God, they are unforgettable. Dr. Dean Nadasdy says, as we remember Jesus in faith, even more so does God remember us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-01-19

People are treasure

Even at our lowest and worst, God wants to be with us—and, in Jesus, He is.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-01-12

Mercy in this Dojo

In the martial art called judo, the defender uses the force of the aggressor to defeat the aggressor. Dr. Michael Zeigler says that’s what God did at the cross of Jesus. He performed “spiritual judo.”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-01-05


From the days of the prophet Jeremiah to our own, some things haven’t changed all that much. There’s still corruption, violence, injustice, tragedy, and suffering. That’s the bad news. However, “the Word of the Lord endures forever.” So does...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-12-29

Here to stay

So long as there is time, God won’t leave us alone—even if we say that’s what we want. The message of Christmas is that God has come to be with us and He’s here to stay. How do we know? Dr. Michael Zeigler says God has given us both direct and...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-12-22

Love is enough

God shows us a different kind of love. It’s love for the world that is not of this world, love that is focused outward, love that gives without requiring anything in return. Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about that love and how to put it into practice.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-12-15

God`s Yes

If we say that God’s purpose is simply to take our souls to heaven when we die, we might miss God’s bigger ‘yes’ … God’s ‘yes’ to putting bodies and souls back together again in the resurrection; God’s ‘yes’ to creation as He...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-12-08

Enough with the self-talk!

We are not always who we say we are. What you say to yourself about yourself may or may not be what’s true. Dr. Michael Zeigler says, “Enough with the self-talk!” Who does God say you are? You’ll find that you are worse than you thought, and yet,...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-12-01

Loved and sent: God is love

Love is not a transaction; it’s a gift from God to you.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-11-24

The dawn wall

Have you ever been asked to sacrifice what you love the most? Hear how God Himself made the costly sacrifice He wouldn’t let Abraham finish.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-11-17

For such a downer

How do you deal with something that spoils the mood and brings everyone down? Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about an apparent “downer” that God used to lift us up.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-11-10

Stranger danger

Human beings have a frightening capacity for both good and evil. The different ways we relate to strangers reveal the contradiction of being human. Dr. Michael Zeigler explores this human contradiction and how God resolves it.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-11-03

Walk with Me

The signs along a hiking trail help to keep us on the right path. Dr. Michael Zeigler says, for the Christian, baptism is a sign like that, to remind us of who we are and where we’re going

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-10-27

The lamp of the body

Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about seeing ourselves from God’s perspective and of being seen through the lens of Christ’s cross and resurrection.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-10-20

Faith unafraid

Pastor Ryan Tinetti explains what it means to “cut a covenant” and how God even keeps our part of the deal - because we couldn’t.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-10-13


How do we find security in an uncertain world? By gaining more knowledge? Or by somehow getting on God’s “good side?” No, Dr. Michael Zeigler says there’s a better way, the one that God has made for us, through the death and resurrection of...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-10-06

The story we needed

Dr. Michael Zeigler helps us to better understand how God felt when He did what had to be done, in the Flood and on the cross.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-09-29


An intervention brings help from the outside to someone who’s not yet quite ready to seek it on their own. Dr. Michael Zeigler says an intervention also describes how God works in our lives.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-09-22

The dream is alive

For all that’s good and beautiful in the world, it is still broken and suffering under a curse. Dr. Michael Zeigler tells what God has done, is doing, and will do to set things right again. Hear how the curse of God fell upon the Son of God—for you.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-09-15

Play your part

This week Dr. Michael Zeigler says we each have a part to play on God’s stage—with a script, without a try-out, with freedom and responsibility. How will you play your part?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-09-08

Begin again

The book of Genesis tells us that God made all things. But it won’t answer every question about when, how, and why God did it. That’s because Genesis is mostly about getting to know God.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-09-01

Does He know you?

A rule is more than a suggestion. Do God’s rules apply to you?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-08-25

An open mind for the future

How to have a closed mind that’s open to the future and the things of God.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-08-18

How to pray

Learn about prayer that flows from faith in Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-08-11

Live life, travelling well

God’s Word guides us along life’s journey, where Christ is the Way and heaven our destination.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-08-04

You have no right to be angry

The world says don’t get mad, get even. Pastor David Haberstock says, don’t do either; leave it up to God.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-07-28

Relationship. Relationship. Relationship.

Learn how the core teachings of the Bible help to create and sustain our relationship with God and with others.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-07-21

Turning point

Baptism connects us to Jesus’ death and resurrection and marks a turning point in the life of a Christian.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-07-14

A time to talk

Learn how prayer becomes a conversation with the God Who is genuinely and eternally interested in us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-07-07

What’s in a name?

Learn how the Apostles’ Creed expresses God’s identity and helps us get to know God better.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-06-30

What God loves and hates

The Ten Commandments are more than a list of do’s and don’ts. They help us get to know God better because they express His values—what He loves and what He hates.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-06-23

Getting to know Jesus—the big picture

What’s the difference between knowing someone and just knowing about them? Learn how relationship language helps us get to know God better.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-06-16

My Spirit makes my people

Can these dry bones live? Hear how God’s promise to the prophet Ezekiel is fulfilled in the resurrection of Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-06-09


Unseen and yet present through His Word and Sacraments, Jesus has sent the Holy Spirit to be our Advocate and Guide. Hear about the work of the Spirit with Dr. Michael Zeigler.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-06-02

Sculptor Spirit

Who is the Holy Spirit and what does He do? The Holy Spirit’s number 1 mission is to make Jesus known. How He does that will vary from time to time, from place to place, and from one Christian to another. Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about the variety and...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-05-26

The good fisherman

Jesus once helped His disciples catch 153 fish. Pastor Ryan Tinetti reflects on this curious detail and what it says about Jesus’ work in your life.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-05-05

World turned upside down

Hear how Jesus converts death into life and doubt into faith.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-04-28

Cross in the garden

How valuable is a handful of mud? Hear how the muddy water of an Asian rice paddy teaches us about the flow of life and of God’s love for you, in Christ. Dr. Michael Zeigler says the God Who made the earth is also the God Who gets down into the mud...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-04-21

He loved them to the end

Dr. Michael Zeigler recounts the events of Good Friday as recorded in the Gospel according to St. John and his guests tell how faith in Christ brings us freedom from fear and creates unity among people from diverse backgrounds. In Christ, we receive a...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-04-14

The darkness has not overcome it

God is not the cause of the darkness. God is not the source of the darkness. The Adversary has brought darkness into God’s world. God is at work through the darkness. God is working like a double agent in the darkness to overthrow the darkness.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-04-07

Life worth living

What is the key to a life worth living? Dr. Michael Zeigler tells a story of perseverance despite persecution.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-03-31

Death doesn’t end the story

Is death the end of all that came before, the beginning of what comes next—or something altogether different? Hear Dr. Michael Zeigler’s message.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-03-24


God’s Law is like a perfect piece of music that only the composer’s Son could perform perfectly.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-03-17

Through another’s eyes

This week on The Lutheran Hour, a man who was born blind becomes the “visible stand-in” for the Saviour Who healed him.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-03-10

Is God everybody’s Father?

If God is the Heavenly Father, who are His children? This week Dr. Michael Zeigler says God wants to be everybody’s Father—through faith in the Son He sent to redeem us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-03-03

Not by bread alone

God provides us with our daily bread, that is, everything we need from day to day. But there’s more to life than bread!

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-02-24

Enter His labour

Christians want to share their faith with others, but division, distance, and doctrinal disagreement often get in the way and derail those efforts. Hear how Jesus used a simple conversation to bring about conversion.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-02-17

Where Heaven meets Earth

Heaven is a space from which God rules and reigns over the whole Creation. And in Jesus, heaven has come to earth. Jesus is the place where heaven and earth overlap and intersect. So what does this mean for us? It means that the night is over and it’s...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-02-10

Slow solution

Some problems can be quickly resolved. Others require us to interact with people, take time to know them, get involved with them. The Gospel is the answer to the hidden problem that separates us from God and from each other.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-02-03

Surrender to start new

What do you need Jesus to restore for you? Where have you come up short? Know that Jesus has come to restore you—but not in your way, not in your time. In God’s way.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-01-27

My delight is in her

Faith does not exempt us from experiencing periods of loneliness and seasons of sadness. Dr. Tony Cook speaks for and to those who are living through what’s been called “the dark night of the soul.”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-01-20

Reason to believe

The people who wrote the Bible had reason to believe Jesus is the Savior of the world. But why should you believe it?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-01-13

The Word turned toward

As you speak to others, do your words turn toward them, against them, or away from them? Hear how relationships are built through God’s Word to us and our words to each other.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-01-06

A long goodbye

Christ was born to save the world—but He was also born to save you.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-12-30

The King’s strength

Meet a king whose strength, bravery, and kindness inspires us to be braver, stronger and kinder.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-12-23

In anxious times - rejoice!

What is joy? Dr. Tony Cook says joy is more than an emotion; it’s a certainty based on the sacrificial work of Christ for you.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-12-16

Redeemer with a capital R

To redeem is to buy back, rescue, liberate, ransom. Hear how Jesus’ redemptive love empowers us to serve others, in His name.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-12-09

Reality therapy

Do you have doubts? Feel like you don’t belong? The Bible’s book of Ruth tells the story of two widows and a farmer who lived 3,000 years ago. It’s also the story of how God works through ordinary people to accomplish His purposes.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-12-02

Birth pains

Can old news still be good news? Dr. Michael Zeigler says yes, especially when it shows that Jesus is who He says He is.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-11-25

Once and for all

Hear our guest speaker, Dr. Tony Cook, with a message about sin, sacrifices, and seaweed.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-11-18

What is heaven?

If you’ve ever thought of heaven as a place, like a venue for a really big wedding reception, Dr. Michael Zeigler wants you to know it’s much more than that.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-11-11

The problem of Heaven

Heaven is often pictured as eternal, everlasting bliss and blessedness. So, what’s the problem with heaven? This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Michael Zeigler says it’s not so much who gets in—but rather, will we like it?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-11-04

Stranger than fiction

Do you feel like you are just a character in a bewildering story, at the mercy of an unreachable Author? This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Michael Zeigler says your life is really a great work of non-fiction by an Author Who truly loves His creation.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-10-28

We preach Christ crucified

To a world of relentless change, the Church brings a message that causes some to laugh and others to stumble. However, it is the message that gives life and hope to those who receive it in faith.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-10-21

We will not fear

Fear is a fact of life, but faith in God harnesses fear and points it in the right direction.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-10-14

God created

“Life unworthy of life” was a slogan used to justify some of history’s worst atrocities. Rev. Perry Hart warns against our culture’s devaluation of life. He urges us to see ourselves and others as precious people, created by God and redeemed by...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-10-07

Cut off for us

Jesus talked about cutting off hands and plucking out eyes if they lead us into sin. Radical surgery, for sure. But something even more radical was needed to redeem us from sin. Dr. Lawrence Rast tells how Jesus allowed Himself to be cut off—for us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-09-30

Come, Lord Jesus

Animals don’t pray before they eat—but we can. Learn how the simple words of a common table prayer remind us of God’s good gifts and the spiritual dimension of everyday life as we present a classic message from Dr. Dale Meyer.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-09-23

The mystery of God

“The hiddenness of God, which is undeniable, becomes the openness of God when you see His Son, Jesus Christ. That is why we keep proclaiming Jesus Christ to people all over the world.” A classic message from Dr. Oswald Hoffmann.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-09-16

The changeless Christ for a changing world

Another classic message from the archives featuring the program’s founder and first speaker Dr. Walter Maier in a sermon first broadcast in 1937.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-09-09

Eager to preach the Good News

“The Good News is really good; good enough to believe, good enough to trust … Salvation is by faith in Christ, by faith from beginning to end … All of it is good news, and all of it is in Christ” A classic message from Dr. Oswald Hoffmann.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-09-02

What is best?

“We’re not open-minded when it comes to medicine. We believe there is a right prescription and a wrong one. Why should it be different when it comes to salvation?” Pastor Ken Klaus, on discerning what is best.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-08-26

In Your light we see light

“Christian meditation is different than other kinds of meditation. Christian meditation is different because it is focused outward, focused on God Who meets and leads us through Jesus Christ.” Dr. Dale Meyer and the words of Psalm 36, in the light of...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-08-19


The people had seen or heard about Jesus’ miracles. They wanted Him to be their “Bread King” and provide for their every need. But Jesus refuses to be so confined, either by their expectations—or ours. In other words, Jesus refuses to be...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-08-12

And the pursuit of happiness

In our pursuit of happiness, we often turn inward instead of seeking happiness in serving others.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-08-05

It`s not a cruise ship

If the Christian Church were a boat, what kind of boat would it be? A battleship? A cruise liner? Noah’s Ark? This week on The Lutheran Hour, guest speaker Pastor Timothy Teuscher tells how the Savior Who stilled the storm with His word gets into the...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-07-29

You feed them

It was getting late. More than 5,000 hungry people needed to be fed, and the “caterers” had only five loaves and two fish. But it was more than enough. Hear how God can take our inadequacies and use them to accomplish His purposes.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-07-22

My feelings, meet God’s Word

We all have feelings and emotions. It’s the way we were made and our Maker has something to say about them. Feelings and emotions are a big part of life, but life can get messy when those feelings go unchecked. Dr. Dale Meyer talks about our feelings...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-07-15


Each day brings with it more tragedy and trouble and raises some troubling questions. Does God exist? If so, what’s He doing and why doesn’t He do a better job of it? This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Ken Klaus takes up the challenge of...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-07-08

Truly the worship of God

This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Dale Meyer says, as we get to know the people beyond our sanctuary walls, we learn that the true worship of God is not limited to what happens in church on Sunday morning. Hear how sharing our faith helps us to grow in...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-07-01

Jesus, don’t You care?

"In a boat on a lake in the middle of a storm, Jesus’ disciples ask Him the question you and I are sometimes tempted to ask: “Jesus, don’t you care?” Pastor Ken Klaus tells how God graciously answers even our most foolish and faithless...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-06-24

Tell me a story

Jesus taught the disciples about God’s love, about His gracious rule and reign in our lives. And still today, Jesus’ parables have contact with the day-to-day life we live.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-06-17

A light momentary affliction

The Apostle Paul was shipwrecked, beaten, locked up in jail—and yet, he called it a “light momentary affliction.” How could he say that? How does it compare with what you are facing? Pastor Ken Klaus talks about patience in suffering and Dr. Dale...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-06-10

The battleground of time

What does your calendar reveal about you and your priorities? This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Dale Meyer says if you believe Jesus is the Lord of your life, He’s also Lord of your time. And Pastor Ken Klaus tells how Jesus redeems the time as we...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-06-03


Can death hold us? Our experience says yes; however, God says otherwise. Pastor Ken Klaus tells how God makes the impossible possible. And Dr. Dale Meyer says the natural world tells us something about God, but not nearly enough.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-05-27

Functional atheist no more

A “functional atheist” is someone who believes in God—but lives as though God didn’t exist. Even Christian leaders can fall into that way of living, as if all depends on them and what they do.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-05-20

Doesn`t fit

Jesus is more than a prophet, a wise teacher, a shining example. Pastor Ken Klaus says Jesus will not fit inside the boxes we build for Him.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-05-13

Love one another as I have loved you

A broken world has many sharp edges. It teaches us to put on a tough face. People can be difficult, even mean-spirited. However, Dale Meyer says Jesus calls His followers to be different as they deal with difficult people.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-05-06

The answer to unhappiness

The pursuit of happiness leads many into a wilderness of disappointment, even despair. However, Pastor Michael Newman says that’s where God does some of His best work. Learn how Jesus finds us in our wilderness with His gifts of hope and joy.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-04-29

Accept no substitutes

Beware of imitations! That applies to products but also to the object of one’s faith. Pastor Ken Klaus says God offers real reconciliation through the sacrifice of a real Saviour. And Dr. Dale Meyer recalls how a debate that took place 500 years ago in...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-04-22

Peace to you

When things aren’t going well, do you react out of frustration—or respond with the same grace God shows to you? Dr. Dale Meyer tells how God’s Word leads us to trust that Christ is with us always, to give us peace in all circumstances. And Pastor...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-04-15

It’s really real

If Jesus rose only in the imaginations of His followers, as some have claimed, would those followers have been willing to die for that? Pastor Ken Klaus says the resurrection of Christ is really real, and Dr. Dale Meyer shares some of the reasons why you...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-04-08

They were afraid, you know?

Dr. Dale Meyer says the resurrection of Jesus turns our fear of death into hope and confidence for life, now and in the future. And Pastor Ken Klaus explains why he begins every sermon with the same three words: “Christ is risen!”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-04-01

And they crucified Him

Years ago, the TV program “You Are There” made history come alive through reenactments and all the tools of modern media. But there’s one story they never covered. Pastor Ken Klaus takes us there, to the crucifixion of Jesus. And Dr. Dale Meyer...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-03-25

Thrown into the arms of God

Dr. Dale Meyer says the realities of life in a broken world make us long for refuge, a safe place. We find that safe place in the promises of God. And Pastor Ken Klaus compares mastering fate with faith in the Master.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-03-18

Condemned already

Today, it is fashionable to think of Jesus as being a rather dim bulb who never judges anyone but always accepts sinners just the way they are. If you look at Jesus and see Him as that kind of Savior, your belief is contrary to Scripture’s facts.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-03-11

When God’s darkness surrounds you

The most fearful darkness of all is when it dawns on us God will judge us and can punish us for our sins. When God surrounds us with fear of judgement and punishment, God is showing us that He is our only way out.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-03-04

Living and Dying

This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Ken Klaus tells a story of courage, selflessness, and sacrifice set in a World War II prison camp. And Dr. Dale Meyer explains why the season of Lent wreaks havoc on a sinner’s self-esteem.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-02-25

Pay attention to what you hear

Every day, we hear and see things that encourage our sinful inclinations. All that we try to keep hidden will eventually be revealed. Dr. Dale Meyer tells how God’s forgiving love for us in Christ enables fundamentally flawed sinners to meet God with...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-02-18

But now I see

Ever felt let down because someone wasn’t what you expected? Jesus’ words and actions confused His followers and angered His enemies. It’s still true today. Jesus is not what people expect—but He is the Savior we truly need.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-02-11

Lift up your eyes and see: Who created these?

In the cold light of distant stars, centuries of light years away, we might feel small—but not insignificant, not forgotten. This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Dale Meyer says the God Who created the stars also made us and, for our sake, carried a...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-02-04

’Cause I said so

As respect for leaders and institutions erodes, who speaks anymore with authority? This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Ken Klaus asks, “To whom are you listening?” And Dr. Dale Meyer relates insights he’s gained from memorising and reciting the...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-01-28

Meeting Millennials where they’re at

Not knowing the path but sure of the destination—that’s what it means to follow Jesus. This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Dale Meyer and Pastor Ken Klaus discuss Jesus’ call to deeper faith, and how God meets us through His Word, the Bible.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-01-21

Jesus knows me

God knows everything about you! This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Ken Klaus says that truth can be a comfort—or a curse--but the God Who knows everything about you is also the God of grace Who forgives on account of Christ. And Dr. Dale Meyer...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-01-14

Breaking News

Now that we’re past the winter solstice, the days are starting to get longer again. This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Dale Meyer explores themes of spiritual light and darkness. The light of Christ dispels our darkness—and that’s “breaking...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-01-07

Children of promise

The promises God makes are not like New Year’s resolutions we so often break. This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Tony Cook says all who believe and trust in Jesus are children of a promise God made long ago to a man named Abraham.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-12-31

The greatest story ever told

This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Ken Klaus says many popular movies and novels are just variations on the same basic plot. But the greatest story is the one that God reveals to us in the Bible, the story of our sin and Christ’s redemption.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-12-24

Life narrows down

Psalm 90 says, “Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Dale Meyer says life narrows down. Our limitations increase as our possibilities decrease. Life narrows down—and focuses our...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-12-17

Prep time

With Christmas less than three weeks away, it’s prep time! Shopping, baking, decorating—and repenting? This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Ken Klaus asks, “How are you preparing for the Rescuer who came to save us?”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-12-10

Advent Adventure

This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Dale Meyer says age and experience have weakened his feelings of faith but have also strengthened his trust in God. Pastor Ken Klaus tells why faith is needed in a world in which facts come with an expiration date

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-12-03

Show Me

Christians reflect Christ’s love to others. Pastor Ken Klaus says Christians do good deeds to show others the good God whose love motivates them

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-11-26

The Reckoning

A day of reckoning is coming. However, Dr. Dale Meyer says there’s an upside, a resurrection side for those who fear, love, and trust in God. Pastor Ken Klaus tackles difficult questions about heaven, hell, and God’s sense of proportion.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-11-19

More than a wish

It’s been said, “Where there’s life, there’s hope.” Pastor Ken Klaus says, “Where’s there’s Jesus, there’s life and hope.” Dr. Dale Meyer tells how hope comes naturally to those who practice it every day and in every situation.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-11-12

Blessed are the pure in heart

“Blessed are the pure in heart.” Jesus said that in his Sermon on the Mount. But who has a heart that’s truly pure? Dr. Dale Meyer tells how we can claim Christ’s purity as our own, by faith. Pastor Ken Klaus comments on the Beatitudes.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-11-05

A Reformation invitation: the just live by faith

Dr. Gregory Seltz concludes his tenure as Lutheran Hour Speaker with a message that commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, recorded in Wittenberg, Germany. Dr. Dale Meyer and Pastor Ken Klaus discuss the Reformation’s enduring legacy.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-10-29

The enduring Reformation moment and message of Grace

31st of October 1517—a moment in time that echoes down through the centuries to us. Martin Luther touches off a Reformation that changed the way people thought about God, government, freedom, and their vocations.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-10-22

Luther the Man: Called by God to boast in Him

This week Dr. Gregory Seltz takes us to Wittenberg, Germany—home of Martin Luther and the place where the Reformation began and took hold 500 years ago. Dr. Dale Meyer and Pastor Ken Klaus share insights into the man God used to rediscover the message...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-10-15

No selfies needed

When someone poses for a “selfie” they usually put themselves front and centre in the foreground. That’s a pretty self-centred way to look at life. Dr. Gregory Seltz talks about the virtues of becoming selfless in a “selfie” world.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-10-08

Power to overcome worry and anxiety

Where do we find the power to overcome worry and anxiety? Pastor Gregory Seltz says, “Be thankful; God is in the fight with you.”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-10-01

The latest polls

Some polls are made to measure popular opinion; others are meant to manipulate it. This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Ken Klaus talks about truth that transcends popular opinion. And we’ll learn about a new online forum that provides a place for...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-09-24

Unleash the power of forgiveness in your life

A message about impossible debt and undeserved forgiveness, this week on The Lutheran Hour.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-09-17

Who’s the greatest?

Pastor Gregory Seltz helps us to understand what true greatness is all about. It’s not measured by success but by sacrifice; it’s not who gets the most but who gives the most. We’ll also discuss the key to building stronger relationships and learn...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-09-10

Finding life in Jesus’ steps

Pastor Gregory Seltz uses the interaction between golf pros and their caddies to illustrate the life of service Christians live for others. Peter Kirby describes the risks missionaries face in places like Mongolia and we consider how God is at work in...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-09-03

Absolutely nothing

On Resurrection Sunday there was absolutely nothing to see. The faith of today’s Christian, like the faith of every believer of the past and the future, is based on the absolute nothingness of Jesus’ empty tomb.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-08-27

God’s dog

Pastor Ken Klaus talks about the time Jesus compared certain people to dogs at the dinner table and how those seemingly harsh words prompted a surprising display of faith.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-08-20

Looking for a good speaker

This week on The Lutheran Hour, it’s “Archives August.” Dr. Dale Meyer reflects on the Lord’s Prayer and what it means that we can call upon God as “our Father.”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-08-13

On Thee the high and lowly

This week on The Lutheran Hour, we present a classic message by Dr. Dale Meyer. Hear how the joy and hope of Christ’s resurrection renews relationships as families worship together.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-08-06

Confidence to face whatever comes our way

This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Gregory Seltz tells how God enables us to look past our circumstances with confidence and faith.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-07-30

Overcoming this world’s obstacles

“No pain, no gain!” Your coaches might have said that on the practice field. This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Gregory Seltz says it also applies to sharing the message of God’s love with others.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-07-23

The power of a Spirit-given adoption

If we cheer when stray dogs and cats find their “forever homes”, how much better when children are adopted into a loving family? Pastor Gregory Seltz tells how God makes spiritual orphans part of His family and gives them a new identity and purpose,...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-07-16

Living as Christ’s person in repentance and faith

What to do when life gets out of control? Pastor Gregory Seltz says we can’t even live up to our own standards, let alone what God demands! Time, activity, and logic are not the answer. Christ is!

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-07-09

Serving in the power of the Spirit

We no longer have debtors’ prisons, but debt can itself become a prison of sorts. Pastor Gregory Seltz tells how Christ paid the debt of sin that held us captive. Hear how His gift frees us to live and serve others.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-07-02

What God says

The air is hazy and smells of smoke. The night sky glows red. Pastor Ken Klaus says a devouring wildfire is much like the destructive ideas that have spread across our culture. He tells how God’s Word provides a spiritual “fireguard” for our faith.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-06-25

Look back, see what God has done

This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Gregory Seltz says we can be thankful God deals with us according to His grace, rather than our obedience.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-06-18

Never alone!

Where is God when life turns upside down? Pastor Gregory Seltz talks about what we don’t know and what we do know about God’s presence and plans.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-06-11

Filled, to overflow!

Have you become spiritually numb? Does God seem somehow more distant? Pastor Gregory Seltz tells how God’s surprising shout of grace revives us to an abundant life that overflows to bless others.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-06-04

The best of things in the worst of times

When all things sacred are being demolished or profaned, where will you stand? Pastor Ken Klaus tells the stories of people who, with God’s help, did the best of things in the worst of times.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-05-28

Comfort in the Spirit for our spirits

Pastor Gregory Seltz says a life lived apart from God is the worst kind of separation. But God has sent us a Helper Who connects us by faith to our Saviour and is our source of real power for life.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-05-21

To know God, look to Jesus!

Being saved by Jesus Christ is not religion, it is reliance—reliance upon God’s grace, God’s doing, God’s amazing love for you—and help, God’s help in your helplessness.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-05-14

The abundant life of grace

Pastor Gregory Seltz looks at three ways we wander away from God’s abundant grace. He shows how Jesus is the Good Shepherd Who puts Himself into our story in order to bring us back once again.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-05-07

Unadulterated fact

The Apostle Peter spoke to a crowd of people that had seen Jesus of Nazareth perform wondrous works. They knew He died on a Roman cross at Jerusalem and three days later, His grave was empty. They had the facts; they just didn’t know what it all meant....

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-04-30

A living hope in a ‘dead as doornails’ world

No matter how this weary world tries to shake our faith and joy, we have an inheritance in Christ that can never be taken away.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-04-23

Empty tomb hope

Jesus’ resurrection gives His followers hope and the assurance that their sins are forgiven and they will live with Him eternally, because God has acted in history to fulfil His promises.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-04-16

Humble strength for eternal salvation

When a great leader rides into town to make things right, things change. A humble hero rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, not to claim an earthly throne but to begin the journey that would lead to a cross, an empty tomb, and change our world forever.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-04-09

Freedom in the Spirit

Your past need not be your prison. Pastor Gregory Seltz tells how captive souls gain freedom through faith in Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-04-02

God’s got it in for me

Pastor Ken Klaus says that “it is hard for someone who is suffering to understand why God would allow tragedies of life to upset their apple carts. Judging God, they mistakenly decide, intentionally or unintentionally, God is out to get them”.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-03-26

A well that runs deep because you need it

Pastor Gregory Seltz tells how thirsty souls receive the living water only Christ can supply. A listener wonders if all religions are really the same.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-03-19

The power of a new beginning

Pastor Gregory Seltz says an inside-out world needs God’s help from the outside in. We’ll also discuss life and recovery beyond divorce and whether holding up a “John 3:16” sign is an effective way of spreading the Gospel.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-03-12

A Saviour who fights for you

Pastor Gregory Seltz says the devil is a bully and a deceiver, but Jesus is the Saviour who fights for us. The devil tries to weaken us, confuse us, and dominate us, but God’s Word strengthens us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-03-05

Guilt’s Gone

Even in this age of social media over-sharing, there are things about ourselves we keep hidden. God knows everything about us, including our sins and the secret guilt we feel. Pastor Ken Klaus tells how God unlocks the prison of guilt.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-02-26

Love Your Enemies - Jesus Does

Pastor Gregory Seltz says we are called to love others as we have been loved by God - and that includes friends, family, acquaintances, strangers - even enemies. He’ll also discuss the right way to read the Bible and the key to understanding its...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-02-19

Here’s to Life!

The answer to anxiety and bitterness in your own life isn’t to be found in having everyone else change in order to please you. The answer is for you to choose life, to bless others as you have been blessed by your Saviour, Jesus Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-02-12

Nothing But Jesus

Pastor Gregory Seltz directs our attention away from distractions, big and small, to focus on the one thing, the one Person that really matters.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-02-05

Our Foolishness, His Faithfulness

What some regard as foolishness is really the sign of God’s love and faithfulness. This week Pastor Ken Klaus asks, “Where do you put your faith, in the wisdom of the world or in the cross of Christ?”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-01-29

The Word of the Cross—Power for Life

We are constantly being bombarded with conflicting messages that compete for our attention. This week Pastor Gregory Seltz says that “when it comes to the things that really matter there is no competition. God does not compete for our approval and the...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-01-22

Looking for God? Look to the Lamb!

St. Augustine said, “We could not even have begun to seek for God unless God had already found us.” This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Gregory Seltz says, “Come and see the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-01-15

God’s Real Promise of Righteousness and Justice

Life and its troubles can trample us down and quench our spirit. Pastor Gregory Seltz talks about the Saviour who restores bruised reeds and reignites smouldering wicks.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-01-08

Right on time, just when we need His grace

Pastor Gregory Selz says this is the right time to receive God’s gift of faith and new life.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2017-01-01

What we really want

Is what you want for Christmas what you really need? This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Ken Klaus says true contentment is found in receiving the gift God gave us that first Christmas Day.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-12-25

Peace on Earth, Peace that lasts

What if you stopped trying to make Christmas perfect? What if you took a deep breath and let God’s Word fill you and the love of Jesus flow through you before you began to tackle every Christmas task? Pastor Gregory Seltz talks about finding real and...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-12-18

Let the adventure begin!

This week on The Lutheran Hour, hear how, through faith in Christ, all of life becomes an adventure full of promise and hope, whether we see it or not.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-12-11

Wait until He comes!

We all feel a tension between the way life is and the way it’s supposed to be. Pastor Gregory Seltz says Christmas points to a new day of restoration that is and will be.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-12-04

The perfect Christmas

Is a perfect Christmas possible? This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Ken Klaus says even the first Christmas was far from perfect, but then again, if everything had been just as it should be, we wouldn’t have needed a Saviour.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-11-27

In Christ, Deliverance Is Sure

A story of light and darkness and rescue from above.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-11-20

The Day of Hope Is Coming!

Where is God when hope seems hard to find? Pastor Gregory Seltz tells how God comes to us in the midst of our helplessness.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-11-13

Do you want this blessing?

How do those who have been blessed behave? They bring God’s blessing to others.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-11-06

The best bequest

What spiritual legacy will you leave to your family? Pastor Ken Klaus says the best bequest is a legacy of faith.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-10-30

Running the race of faith

Can there be such a thing as good agony? Pastor Gregory Seltz offers a new perspective on a race worth running and a fight worth fighting.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-10-23

Know this Word, your life depends on it

Your life depends on air, water, food and every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-10-16

The Only Way to Live - by Faith!

Life’s big questions need God’s big answers. Pastor Gregory Seltz says we exercise our faith when we wrestle with God.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-10-09

Lord, Give Me What I Need - Give Me Faith

What we think we need vs. what we really need. Pastor Gregory Seltz talks about God’s gift of faith.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-10-02

Unlimited patience - almost

How can something be unlimited and yet have limits? This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Ken Klaus explains the paradox of God’s perfect patience. We’ll also learn about international mission trips and hear how volunteers are putting their...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-09-25

Be careful who sings your praises

This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Gregory Seltz says the things we own are not our own—they are gifts of God, entrusted to our care. We’ll also discuss creation with Pastor Steve Misch and hear how bad news makes us thankful for good news.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-09-18

There`s no other friend like Jesus

Tolkien wrote, “Not all those who wander are lost.” But, sadly, some are—and it will take a Good Shepherd to find them.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-09-11

Choose life!

This week Dr. Gregory Seltz says we get to choose how we deal with others. Will our words build them up or tear them down?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-09-04

Boasting: ridiculous or real?

What happens when human pride pushes God out of the way?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-08-28

Hope not in politicians

They are not all bad, and they are not all good. Because they are like the rest of us, the Psalmist said it is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in politicians.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-08-21


The Lutheran Hour - #230

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-07-31

Never to See Them Again

The Lutheran Hour - #229

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-07-24

The One Thing You Really Need

The story of Mary and Martha is not so much about Mary or Martha--or us. It's really about Jesus. (Luke 10:38-42)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-07-17

Extreme Neighborliness

Through His love and sacrifice, Jesus is the extreme neighbor to you and all people. (Luke 10:25-37)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-07-10

Freedom in Action

In Christ, you are free from being ruled by your burdens, free to serve others for the glory of God. (Galations 6:1-18)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-07-03

Don`t Touch That Dial!

The Lutheran Hour - #225

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-06-26

No Longer Slaves, But Free

The Lutheran Hour - #224

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-06-19

Not By Your Works

The Lutheran Hour - #223

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-06-12

Christ`s Good News

What is the Gospel? It's the good news of God's forgiving love for us, in Jesus Christ. (Galatians 1:11-24)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-06-05

Identity Theft

Nobody likes to have their identity stolen, and that includes the Lord who said, "You shall have no other gods before Me." (Galatians 1:5-8)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-05-29

Here`s a New, Lasting Identity

The Bread of Life, Living Water, Good Shepherd: Jesus' statements leave no doubt as to who He is, for you. (John 8:48-58)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-05-22

Jesus Gives Us the Help We Need

Jesus doesn't want you to be in the dark about how much He loves you. (John 14:23-31)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-05-15

Jesus Prayed for You

Prayer begins in the heart of Jesus Christ who intercedes for you, offering prayers on your behalf to God the Father. (John 17:20-26)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-05-08

So, Ask Already!

God loves you. He wants to hear from you. Ask Him anything and everything. Go ahead, ask! (John 16:22-33)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-05-01


Heaven will be more beautiful than we can imagine; it will rectify our problems and satisfy our most profound longings. (Revelation 21:1-7)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-04-24

Confidence for Life

Jesus' miracles were signs of God breaking into a sinful world, but the religious leaders saw it as a threat to their kingdoms. (John 10:22-30)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-04-17

Breakfast with Jesus

Jesus shows up and shows us that God is close and God cares. (John 21:1-14)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-04-10

Blessed Are Believers

By faith in Jesus, you are blessed-even as your struggles continue. (John 20:19-31)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-04-03

An Unbeliever`s Sermon

Pastor Ken Klaus asked several non-believing friends to help him write his Easter sermon. Hear what they said. (Luke 24:5-6)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-03-27

Strive for What You Already Have

Christianity is about putting to work what God has already given us, in Christ. (Philippians 2:5-11)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-03-20

It`s Worth the Sacrifice

God calls us to be the right people in the wrong place, for the sake of others. (Philippians 3:8-14)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-03-13

Reconciled Reconcilers

Through forgiveness, God gives us another way to deal with people who have hurt us. (2 Corinthians 5:17-20)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-03-06

Follow Him

(Matthew 9:9)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-02-28

Body and Soul Salvation

(Philippians 3:17-4:1)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-02-21

Call on Him

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Everyone? Yes! (Romans 10:11-13 )

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-02-14

It`s Best to Be with Jesus

Life is not a do-it-yourself project. To live life to its fullest, we need Jesus. (Luke 9:28-36)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-02-07

If Jesus Had Stayed

God wants us to love Him in response to His love for us. (Luke 4:42b-43)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-01-31

Real Freedom

Jesus brings the jarring message that real freedom can only be received from Him and real freedom is following Him in all things. (Luke 4:16-21)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-01-24

Not What You`d Expect

Jesus turns water into wine and challenges our notions of what God should or shouldn't do. (John 2:1-11)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-01-17

Life in Context

Life is not up for grabs or out of control. Find real life in the context of Christ's cross and resurrection. (Ephesians 1:3-14)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2016-01-03

No Regrets

Jesus invites you to leave your burden of regret at the foot of His cross. (1Timothy 1:16)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-12-27

The Gift in the Manger

From the manger to the cross to resurrection life, God is in the giving business for all of us to receive and believe. (Luke 2:8-12)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-12-20

The Lord is Near

God's message is simple and straightforward: Jesus is near-put your trust in Him! (Philippians 4:4-7)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-12-13

The Voice

The voice of John the Baptist calls us to repent and trust in the Savior Who walked in our shoes. (Luke 3:1-20)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-12-06

Are You Ready?

Advent looks forward to Christmas and that final day when Christ will return. Are you ready? (Luke 21:34-36)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-11-29

Our Heart-Song of Thanks

Heart-songs of praise are sung by those who realize the Lord loves the unlovable and saves those who thought they were beyond saving. (Ephesians 5:18b-21)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-11-22

Readied for That Time

Our most advanced technology soon becomes worthless and obsolete, but God has a life for you in Jesus that lasts forever. (Mark 13:1-13)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-11-15

Do You Know THIS Jesus?

If you think Jesus is just one of those very good and capable people who show us a better way to treat others, you haven't really captured who Jesus is. (Hebrews 9:24-28)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-11-08

Who Do You Think You Are?

Don't just look up, down, or around-look to Jesus Christ for life and salvation. (Isaiah 51:4-6)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-11-01

Reformation Freedom, Reformation Faith

People have risked and even sacrificed their lives so that we could come to know the joy of God's forgiving love for us in Jesus. (Romans 1:16-17)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-10-25

Someone Up There Must Like Me

Faith in Jesus means you can live knowing that Someone "up there" really, really loves you (Mark 10:23-31)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-10-18

Clearing the Clutter

Is there room in your life for that which is truly meaningful, important, and precious? (Mark 10:17-22)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-10-11

Fight for the One Next to You

Who's fighting for you? Who are you fighting for? (Hebrews 2:14-18)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-10-04

Free, Indeed

When our sins and guilt stick to us like glue, Jesus makes us unstuck. (John 8:34-36)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-09-27

Tradition, Tradition, Tradition

What role do traditions play in our relationships to God and each other? (Mark 7:1-13)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-09-20

There is Something More

God has something more in store for all who put their faith in Him. (Isaiah 50:4-10)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-09-13

God`s Grand Opening

God opens hearts to new life and new opportunities, through faith in Christ. (Mark 7:31-37)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-09-06

The Truth

God's saving truth reaches out to a world steeped in lies. (1 John 1:1-3)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-08-30

Faith Faces the Future

"If God be for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-08-23

The Inevitable Question

Pontius Pilate asks the question each of us must answer: "What shall I do with Jesus?" (Matthew 27:22)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-08-16

What do You Think of Christ?

Everyone seems to have an opinion about Jesus; however, faith is what counts. (Matthew 22:41-43)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-08-09

What is Truth?

Flawed human reason has lost sight of God's divine Truth. (John 18:38)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-08-02


God's love and forgiveness is to be welcomed, savored, enjoyed, and relished. Drink deeply of His grace! (2 Peter 2:9-10)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-07-26

In Christ, Welcome Home

Someone from the inside has to come outside and welcome us home. (Ephesians 2:13-21)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-07-19

In Him!

In Christ, we find rescue, forgiveness, and new life. Outside of Christ, all is still broken, dying, or dead. (Ephesians 1:3-14)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-07-12

God`s Recipe for a Successful Life

The recipe for a successful life calls for more of Jesus and less of ourselves. (2 Corinthians 12:1-10)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-07-05

You Aren`t Perfect

We aren't perfect and we can't change, but we can receive the benefits of Christ's perfection and sacrifice. (Matthew 5:43-48)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-06-28

God`s Ballast of Blessing

When the waves begin to rock your boat, is Christ in the boat with you? (Mark 4:35-41)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-06-21

God`s Great Work of Faith

Faith is God's work, not ours. (Mark 4)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-06-14

Life Under God`s Construction

Do you see a 'Road Construction Ahead' sign? Did God put it there? (2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-06-07

Enough Is Enough

God shows grace to sinners but His patience has its limits. (2 Peter 3:9-10)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-05-31

Power Connection

Pentecost is a day to celebrate God's gift of the Holy Spirit as Counselor and Comforter, sent by Jesus to bless you! (John 15:26-27, 16:14-15)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-05-24

Without a Fight or a Prayer

Jesus prays for us because He knows we are vulnerable and need protection from a world that seeks to steal us away from God. (John 17:11-19)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-05-17

Relentless Compassion

God's love excludes no one. (Acts 10:34-38)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-05-10

You Can Live a Meaningful Life

A life that is meaningful is one that is connected to Jesus. (John 15:1-8)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-05-03

Open-Minded and Accepting

Tolerance and open-mindedness are values much touted, but truth is even better. (Acts 4:12)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-04-26

It`s Not Over `til Jesus Says It`s Over

Our risen Savior enables us to hold on when troubled times tempt us to bail out. (Luke 24:36-49)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-04-19

God Always Shows Up

Jesus shows up in your life today with His gifts of forgiveness and new life. (John 20:19-38)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-04-12

One Step Ahead

Your future is not a mystery. Our risen Savior is one step ahead and He leads you to eternal life. (Mark 16:1-8)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-04-05

Show Me

Jesus really did die and three days later He really did conquer death through His resurrection. (John 19:17-18)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-03-29

No Regrets? Follow Jesus!

In the end, forgiven sinners will not regret having followed Jesus. (Matthew 16:21-26)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-03-22

The Power of God`s Enduring Forgiveness and Grace

Jesus offers reconciliation and restoration to those overcome by trouble and regret. (John 16:33)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-03-15

Lifted Up

When sinful pride lays us low, God's grace in Christ lifts us up again. (Psalm 103:8-12)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-03-08

The True Author of Your Life Story

When Christ's story becomes yours by faith, life changes. (2 Corinthians 7:10)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-03-01

Regrets, Reality, and Grace-filled Restoration

Through Christ's forgiveness, regrets give way to restoration. (Luke 15)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-02-22

Searching for Love - Listen to Jesus

Jesus is God's love in action for you. Listen to Him! (Mark 9)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-02-15

The Gospel`s Power for Gracious Living

Christ empowers His followers to live lives that encourage, affirm, and serve others. (1 Corinthians 9:18-23)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-02-08

Boring? Not Likely!

Jesus' enemies considered Him too dangerous to let live, but we have wrapped the Savior in a cloak of dullness. (Mark 1:21-28)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-02-01

Just the Facts

God's truth, as revealed in the Bible, remains true regardless of whether anyone believes it or not. (Isaiah 5:20-21)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-01-25

Are You Qualified?

God qualifies us for eternal life through our baptism into Christ's death and resurrection. (Romans 6:1-11)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-01-11

Gospel Power for Personal Patience

Jesus teaches us to be patient and wait with hope in God's promises. (Luke 2:40-52)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2015-01-04

Monsters in Our Tomorrows

Unknown monsters lurk in the shadows of the new year but Christ will carry us through. (Romans 8:37-39)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-12-28

Surprised by Grace

God's grace comes as a surprise and blessing to those who deserve none of it. (Luke 1:26-38)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-12-21

In Christ, Unbroken

God's grace restores those broken by sin and grief. (Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-12-14

We Need Something Stronger

Jesus exchanges our weakness for His strength. (Mark 1:1-8)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-12-07

Watching and Waiting

Christians serve God and their neighbors as they watch and wait for Christ's return. (Mark 13:33)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-11-30

Clean - And Thankful

Thanksgiving is not just a made-up holiday; it's an attitude that is the key to life. (Luke 17:11-19)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-11-23

S.O.S...Call upon Jesus

God's SOS brings real lasting hope and rescue, an SOS that shows us our Savior. (1 Thessalonians 5:9-11)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-11-16

God is Not Against You

Christ's work on the cross shows that God is really on our side and wants what is eternally best for us. (1Thessalonians 4:13-18)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-11-09

Blessed in Hard Times

During hard times, God is still with you and at work for you. (Matthew 5:1-12)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-11-02

Keep It Simple and Straightforward

The Bible's message is simple and straightforward: the wages of sin is death but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ, our Lord. (Romans 3:22-25)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-10-26

God`s Peacemakers for a Troubled World

Jesus calls and enables us to be peacemakers who share His gifts with others in a broken world. (Philippians 4:4-13)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-10-19

Today`s the Day for God`s Grace for All

The ruins of ancient Pompeii show how life can change in an instant. (Footsteps of St. Paul, part 5) (Revelation 7:9-12 )

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-10-12

Show Me the Money? No, Show Me Jesus!

St. Paul urges us to get down to brass tacks, face faith facts, and trust in the Good News of God's grace in Jesus. (Footsteps of St. Paul, part 4) (Ephesians 2:8-10)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-10-05

Athens: The Gospel Comes to the Center of Learning

Jesus is Wisdom personified. He redeems us from sin and the world's futility. (Footsteps of St. Paul, part 3) (Acts 17)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-09-28

Rome: The Gospel Comes to Law and Order People

God used the Roman legal system to bring the Apostle Paul and the Gospel message to Rome. (Footsteps of St. Paul, part 2) (Acts 28:11-16, 28-31)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-09-21

That`s Just Who God Is

The journeys of St. Paul teach us how God's message of grace has been translated so that all might believe. (Footsteps of St. Paul, part 1) (Acts 2:1-39)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-09-14

Teeny, Tiny Crosses

Jesus bore the weight of the cross and all of our sin. How big is the cross God calls you to carry? (Matthew 16:24-26)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-09-07

God`s Plan

Life seldom goes as planned. However, by God's grace things can turn out better than we deserve. (Matthew 16:21-23)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-08-31

The Answer to Life

Many regard Jesus as an urban legend, a cultural myth, or just another teacher. Jesus won't let you have this opinion of Him. (Matthew 16:13-20)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-08-24

A Savior Who Goes Where No One Has Gone Before

Jesus is the Savior who goes where no one else could go in order to rescue, heal, and save us. (Matthew 15:21-28)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-08-17

Will You Believe?

The Savior who walked on water still comes to us in our time of need. (Matthew 14:22-30)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-08-10

Food for Hungry Souls

We're spiritually hungry and yet we often try to fill ourselves up with everything but God. Faith in Jesus is food for souls that hunger. (Matthew 14:13-21)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-08-03


Nothing in all of creation can separate you from the love of God which is yours in Jesus Christ. (Romans 8:38-39)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-07-27

Hope Worth Waiting For

In Christ, we wait in hope and confidence that our struggles have purpose for our life now and in the world to come. (Romans 8:18-27)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-07-20

Truth Has a Voice

There are many destructive voices that call to us. Jesus has another word, a clear voice of life and salvation. (Romans 8:12-17)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-07-13

Real Rest for the Weary

Real rest is a gift from a gracious God Who draws us to Himself and fills the emptiness in our souls. (Matthew 11:25-30)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-07-06

Making God In Our Image

Jesus will not let Himself be remade in our image or His mission reshaped into what we think it should be. (Matthew 10:34-42)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-06-29

Dream Giver for Dream Receivers

God's forgiving love for us in Christ is a dream come true that dispels the nightmare of sin and death. (Romans 6:12-23)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-06-22

Living Life in the Power of His Name

Jesus has been given all authority in heaven and on earth. We live in the certainty of His grace and the power of His Name. (Matthew 28:18-20)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-06-15

Spirit Help in Time of Need

The Holy Spirit convinces us that we need the help only God can provide. (John 16:1-15)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-06-08

Overcoming Life`s Spiritual Battle

The key to winning the spiritual battle: God fights for us. Christ won the victory and leads us through each step of life. (1 Peter 5:6-11)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-06-01


As we remember those who died to preserve our freedom, we remember the Savior who died and rose to save us from eternal death. (Psalms 25:7)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-05-25

God`s Presence + God`s Promise = God`s Peace

God's presence in Christ plus God's promises through Christ equals God's peace with Christ, forever. (John 14:1-14)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-05-18

Doing Good

God calls us to be good-doers, rather than do-gooders. (1 Peter 2:19-25)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-05-11

Live Life, Traveling Well

When God makes a way possible where there is no way, you can trust Him that you will finish the journey well. (1 Peter 1:17-25)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-05-04

What Will It Take?

Why didn't Jesus' enemies produce a corpse and nip this new faith in the bud? (John 20:25)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-04-27

Get Your Head into the Clouds

With eyes focused on the risen Christ, we can take whatever the world dishes out, overcome it and give thanks through it all. (Colossians 3:1-4)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-04-20

A Hero? No, a Savior!

More than a hero, Jesus is the only Savior of sinners. (Philippians 2:5-11)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-04-13

God Digs Deep

When our lives were on the line, Jesus dug deep to defeat sin and death. (John 11:1-45)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-04-06

The Bogeyman

Pastor Ken Klaus says God is not out to get you. (John 9:1-41)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-03-30

Surprise, Surprise

A surprise encounter with a stranger at a well brings about a surprising blessing. (John 4:5-42)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-03-23

Re-Born Free

Spiritual rebirth is not a work for us to do but a gift to receive. (John 3:1-17)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-03-16

Life God`s Way

Satan tempts us to adopt his flawed idea of God's design for our lives. (Matthew 4:1-11)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-03-09

God`s Reality Check

The story of Jesus' death and resurrection is not an ancient urban legend. (2 Peter 1:16-21)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-03-02

The Walls, the Moats

Loneliness is a wall we build, a moat others dig around us. (Matthew 28:20)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-02-23

Living in God`s Choice

Breathe in God's life-giving Word today and choose life, choose good. (Deuteronomy 30:15-20)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-02-16

You`re Still in the Game

No matter what, you're still in the game and have a purpose in God's Kingdom. (Matthew 5:14-20)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-02-09

Jesus Gets It

Jesus understands your pain and has a heart of mercy for your hurt. (Hebrews 2:14-15)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-02-02

Jesus in a Box

Jesus transcends the labels and limits that people try to put on Him. (Luke 4:24)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-01-26

Just in Time

Jesus is the sacrificial Lamb of God Who brings hope and new life to all, just in time. (John 1:29-42)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-01-19

Keeping Score When It Counts

God really does keep score, but in Christ He counts you among the righteous. (Romans 6:1-11)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-01-12

Pray, Praise and Give Thanks

The Lord's Prayer ends with a doxology of praise and a challenge for all who pray it. (Psalm 150)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2014-01-05

Regrets, More Than a Few

Christ's forgiveness enables us to start the new year with gratitude instead of regret. (1 John 1:9)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-12-29

Use What You`ve Been Given

(Ephesians 6:10-17)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-12-22

Forgiveness, the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Forgiveness is God's gift that keeps on giving when our giving gives out. (Matthew 18:21-35)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-12-15

Daily Bread for Eternal Life

We can pray to God for daily bread because He's already given us Jesus, the Bread of Life. (Matthew 6:31-34)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-12-08

Where There`s a Way, There`s a Will

God is at work in the world today and provides a way for His will to transform your life. (Revelation 22:1-5)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-12-01

Giving Thanks Because We Need To

Give thanks to God because it's the right thing to do and because others need to hear it, too. (Luke 17:15-16)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-11-24

The Power, Protection, and Purpose of His Name

Believers are blessed with royal power, protection, and purpose because they bear the name of the King of kings and Lord of lords. (John 17:6-12)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-11-17

Dear Father, Hear My Prayer

We can call God our Father only because Jesus has made that relationship possible. (Matthew 7:7-12)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-11-10

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Jesus invites us to pray, His way, and in His Name. (Luke 11:1-2)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-11-03

Absolute Truth

Truth is not putty. Truth is a Person. (John 14:6)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-10-27

Absolute Grace Creates Absolute Growth Absolutely

God's Word delivers absolute grace to a world of itching ears and empty promises. (2 Timothy 3:15-4:5)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-10-20

The Reason to Go

Jesus invites you to embark on a voyage of faith, trusting in His promises. (Luke 17:11-19)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-10-13

Listening to God

God isn't ignoring you. You can wait for Him in faith. (Habakkuk 2:1-4)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-10-06

You Say Either, I Say Eye-ther

(Ephesians 4:10-13)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-09-29

Keep Calm and Pray On

God invites us to pray to Him at all times because He hears us and His promises are sure. (1 Timothy 2:1-15)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-09-22

Finders Keepers

Losers and weepers rejoice when Jesus is the Seeker who finds the lost. (Luke 15:1-10)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-09-15

God Says, `Come Home!`

God calls you to come home to a life He has already made possible for you, a life you can live abundantly by His grace. (Deuteronomy 30:15-20)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-09-08

Lean Living

God frees us from selfishness and challenges us to lead a new way of life, in His name. (Hebrews 13:1-11)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-09-01

Are You Sure?

To those who wish to follow Him, Jesus asks, 'Are you sure?'(Luke 13:22-24)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-08-25

Remain and Reign

Run the race by grace with victory assured, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Pioneer and Perfecter of our faith. (Hebrews 12:1-3)

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-08-18

God Cares for You

God cares. Trust God to always work for your good, even when others do not.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-08-11

Distracted? No, Delivered!

Distractions can be deadly, especially if they take our attention away from our relationship with God.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-08-04

The Rest of the Story

The Lutheran Hour - #74

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-07-28

A Superlative Savior for a World in Need

The Lutheran Hour - #73

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-07-21

Inconvenient Compassion

The Lutheran Hour - #72

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-07-14

Appointed, Anointed and Sent

The Lutheran Hour - #71

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-07-07

A Word That Changes Everything

The Lutheran Hour - #70

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-06-30

Our New Identity

The Lutheran Hour - #69

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-06-23

Squaring Things Up

The Lutheran Hour - #68

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-06-16

A Match for Mayhem

The Lutheran Hour - #67

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-06-09

A Surprising Life For You

The Lutheran Hour - #66

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-06-02

God Says Remember

The Lutheran Hour - #65

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-05-26

What Does it All Mean?

The Lutheran Hour - #64

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-05-19

The Prayer a Faithful Mother Would Love

The Lutheran Hour - #63

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-05-12

Forward into God`s Future

The Lutheran Hour - #62

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-05-05

Dying for Sheep

The Lutheran Hour - #61

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-04-28

Jesus Christ: God and Good

The Lutheran Hour - #60

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-04-21

You, God`s Resurrection `Do Over,` His Graced, Work Of Art!

The Lutheran Hour - #59

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-04-14

The Eternal Gorilla Test

The Lutheran Hour - #58

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-04-07

The Living Among the Dead

The Lutheran Hour - #57

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-03-31

The Death of Death

The Lutheran Hour - #56

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-03-24

Be Like Jesus

The Lutheran Hour - #55

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-03-17

God`s Search and Rescue for the Lost

The Lutheran Hour - #54

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2013-03-10